August 30, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

DUI Memorial Stops in Towanda

Task Force Vows Crackdown for Holiday Weekend

A collaborative effort by the Pennsylvania DUI Association, PennDOT, the Towanda Borough Police Department, and the Pennsylvania State Police resulted in a brief but focused press conference on Tuesday meant to increase awareness of the scope of the More...

Elk Lake Board Approves Superintendent Contract

At their monthly meeting on Aug. 21, the Elk Lake School Board approved the five-year contract of Superintendent William Bush. More...

Student Essay Contest Announced

The Bradford County Republican Grassroots Committee will sponsor an essay contest open to all Bradford County students grades four to 12. More...

How to Prepare Safe, High Quality Food

Are you using up-to-date home food preservation methods? Home food preservation is a science. In recent years, scientific studies have brought changes in the way food is preserved at home, especially in canning. More...

Teens Participate in Summer Reading Program

Thanks to the generosity of the American Legion #534, six teens earned $20 in our Tween to Teen summer reading program. More...

SCCTC Opens Doors to New Opportunities for Students

The Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) welcomed area dignitaries and the public at a ribboncutting ceremony on Aug. 25 honoring the official opening of their newly-opened facility. More...

Susquehanna County Commissioners Grilled at Length

Several talking points addressed at the Aug. 22 meeting of the Susquehanna County Commissioners prompted repeated questions and ultimately sparked a somewhat heated exchange between Commissioner Alan Hall and regular meeting attendees. More...

Strike Out Child Abuse Ball Tournament Big Success

The Children’s House, managed by the Bradford County Child Sexual Abuse Task Force, recently held its Strike Out Child Abuse 2012 softball tournament. More...

Scout Organizes ‘Fun Day’

Troop 50581 Girl Scout Genevieve Farr (left) presented an American flag to Mehoopany Township Park representative Art Henning (second from left) on Aug. More...

Confusion over Updates on Small Games of Chance Act

To help clear up much of the misinformation and confusion that has resulted from updates to the state’s Small Games of Chance Act, Rep. More...

Ecumenical Vespers in Montrose to Celebrate 5 Years

Five years ago a small group from the First Presbyterian Church considered recreating the popular Sunday evening service, which had been broadcast over WPEL. It had been discontinued a dozen years ago due to a dwindling attendance. More...

New Flu Strain, H3N2v, Found in PA

Influenza outbreaks associated with swine at fairs are making headlines in the Midwest and in Pennsylvania. And these flu cases present a new twist to an old problem, according to an expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. More...

Savings Program with College Tuition Costs

Rep. Tina Pickett would like to inform residents that the Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program is available to help families cover the costs of tuition. More...

Remembrance Service Saturday At Elk Lake Legion Hall

Paul Miller, long-time Tunkhannock resident and popular American history teacher at Elk Lake High School, passed away on July 4, 2012. Mr. Miller will be honored at a Remembrance Event on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10:30 a.m. More...

Area Residents Earn Degrees from Binghamton

The following students were recently awarded a degree from Binghamton University: Kristy Michelle Kline from Sayre, PA, was awarded a Master of Social Work degree in Social Work from the College of Community and Public Affairs at Binghamton Universit More...

Master Gardeners Share Harvest

PSU Master Gardeners of Bradford County recently shared the harvest from their Towanda vegetable garden at their annual open garden tasting table. More...

Strong Women Programs Coming to Wyalusing and Athens

Strengthen muscles, prevent bone loss, and improve balance by taking part in a Strong Women Program. An informational meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 19 in Wyalusing and at 6 p.m. on Sept. 20 in Athens. More...

Gardeners Visit Care Home

Master Gardeners from the Bradford County Extension Office recently paid a visit to Memorial Hospital’s Personal Care Home. More...

Microchipping Being Offered at Upcoming Event

The Bradford County Humane Society is currently offering registration for microchipping that will take place in Wyalusing during the ‘Picnic With Your Pooch’ event at the Grovedale Winery. More...

Revving for a Cause

More than 100 motorcyclists pull out of the fog in the parking lot of Hurley’s Fresh Market headquarters in Towanda on Saturday morning at the beginning of the annual Fallen Heroes Ride. More...

WASD School Board Confirms Final Hires

Faculty, Bus Drivers Approved

The Wyalusing Area School Board convened in a special meeting on Aug. 23 to announce the hiring of three new school district employees and to confirm the contracts of 16 new bus drivers. More...

Rt. 87 Resurfacing Underway

A $4.5 million resurfacing project has begun this week along 4.4 miles of Rt. 87 in the Forksville area of Sullivan County. Earlier this week, the temporary traffic signals at the truss bridge at Forksville were removed. More...

New Albany Fall Festival Scheduled

New Albany Fire Company along with the New Albany Park Committee will hold their annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the New Albany Park. Rain date, October 6. Opening ceremonies starting at 10 a.m. More...

Montrose Man Still at Large; Laceyville, Montrose Men Charged after Manhunt

Keith Visavati, 45, of Singer Road in Laceyville, and Jamey Shoemaker, 27, of Montrose have been charged with felony assault and related offenses following a traffic stop on Wednesday, Aug. 22. The stop occurred about 11:17 p.m. More...

Baker Bill Seeks to Help Disaster Victims

A flash flood that washes out only a small portion of a township can be just as devastating to a family or a community as a hurricane that rips through half the state, yet today’s disaster assistance programs fail to recognize that fact. More...

Grant to Help Small Water Suppliers Meet Standards

The Department of Environmental Protection announced this week that it has awarded the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) a $125,000 grant to guide small public water supply systems through the commission’s water withdrawal approval proc More...

Clemson Grad Announced

Christopher John Demarco of Monroeton graduated from Clemson University Aug. 10, 2012, with a Master of Science in Hydrogeology. Demarco was among 752 students who received degrees at the summer graduation ceremony at Littlejohn Coliseum. More...

Camptown Races Slated for Sept. 15

This year’s Camptown Races are on Saturday, Sept. 15. This is the 46th running of the race. The race will be held in memory of Loring Skillings. Mr. Skillings played a key role in organizing and helping run the race. More...

Tunkhannock High School Fails AYP in Math, English

The bad news revealed at last Thursday’s meeting of the Tunkhannock Area School Board (TASB) was buried among otherwise, and by comparison, unremarkable new business. More...

Early Childhood Conference to be Held at Mansfield

On Oct. 8, 2012, Bradford Tioga Head Start will be hosting an Early Childhood Conference at Mansfield High School from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The speaker at the conference will be Lisa Murphy, the ooey gooey lady®! More...

Groundbreaking for Mansfield Residence Halls Held

With the turn of several shovels of dirt, the next phase of new student housing construction at Mansfield University officially got underway on Wednesday, Aug. 22. More...

Canton’s Apple ’n Cheese Festival Seeking Artists for Fine Art Show

It is nearly time for the Pennsylvania Apple ‘n Cheese Fine Art and Photography Show. The festival and show will be held the first full weekend of October, Saturday Oct. 6, and Sunday Oct.7. The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Nominations Now Being Sought for Donald Guthrie Distinguished Provider Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the Donald Guthrie Distinguished Provider Award for providers within the Guthrie system. More...

Conservation Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Bradford County Conservation District is accepting applications for the Ernest Manchester Memorial Scholarship until September 30, 2012. More...

Birthdays and Anniversaries

SEPTEMBER 2Trina Chamberlain, Norfolk, VAJennifer Jenkins Douthett, Tunkhannock, PAFranny Johnson, Terrytown, PAChristopher Potter, Albuquerque, NMJoseph Bell, Lake Carey, PAMichael Traver, Mehoopany, PALaura Miner, Forkston, PAJimmy Alan Cornish, Te More...

Rodeo Bull Runs Loose On Harford Fairgrounds

Ten people were injured and transported to area hospitals following an incident at the Harford Fairgrounds just after 10 p.m. on the night of Aug. 24. More...

Bir ths

Brewer April and Erik Brewer of Laceyville are proud to announce the birth of a son, Cruz William Brewer, on Aug. 20, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda Maryott More...

Wilmot Couple Celebrate 50th Anniversary

A surprise party was held on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Wyalusing Fire Hall to celebrate the 50th Wedding Anniversary for Wilmot Township residents, Joan and Dick Ross. More...

PennDOT Issuing Free Voter ID Cards

Since the Pennsylvania Voter ID law was enacted in March, PennDOT has been working closely with the Department of State to ensure that every voter has the opportunity to obtain photo identification. More...

Small Business Advantage Grants Available

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting applications for its Small Business Advantage Grant Program that will aid small businesses looking to conserve energy and prevent pollution, says Rep. Sandra Major. More...

Youth Author Visits Library

The Bradford County Library will welcome Young Adult Author, L.T. Kodzo, on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 1p.m. for a discussion of her new book Locker 572. Welcome to North Harbor High . . . Where a girl can get bullied to death. More...

Applications Being Accepted for Youth Apprenticeship Program

Procter & Gamble and NTIEC have announced their Youth Apprenticeship Program for the fall of 2012 and invite area high school juniors and seniors to apply. More...

Endless Mountains Health Systems Announces Match Fund Results

The Board of Directors and hospital leaders from Endless Mountains Health Systems (EMHS) announced recently that they concluded the Cabot/EMHS Community Match Fund campaign and that it was a resounding success. More...

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